A group of University of Eldoret (UoE) student on Friday went to court with the aim of blocking the school’s fourth graduation ceremony.
Mwong’eri Omwonga and hundreds of other student’s attempt with the aim of protesting for themselves not being enlisted among the graduation list led them to court in a case where Justice George Kimondo termed as ‘urgent’ because the group had met all the requirements needed to deserve graduation. For no apparent reason, it was unfortunate that they were not listed in the final list.
However, while ruling the case, Justice Kimondo said that for the interest of fairness in administration and justice, the court could not interfere with the institutions activities because it could look like it is being micro-managed. He further noted that the case was brought to court late.
“I rule against prayer B in the matter to stop graduation until this case is heard and determined because the issue has been a day to the graduation date. stopping this ceremony with the consideration of planning and resources put in by the institution to ensure it occurs successfully will be extremely unjustifiable.”
The Justice went on to add that, stopping the graduation would interfere with other students who had no grievances with the institution.
“The university is therefore ordered to make arrangements to include all students that have completed the academic and financial criteria and have no pending disciplinary issues within the set deadlines in the graduation dates.”
An inter-parte hearing is set be proceed on 13th of December before the same court.